Savvy drivers already know that the Ford F150 is a tough truck. If you drive a 2014 Ford F150, you have experienced it for yourself. If you haven’t, stop by your local Ford dealership to take one for a test drive today. But to dispel any lingering doubts and prove the 2015 Ford F150 is its toughest truck yet, Ford automakers have taken their testing to a whole new level. Before consumers even have a chance to get their hands on the truck, the 2015 Ford F150 will have undergone over 10 million combined miles, from the hot peaks to the rocky valleys, to ensure its durability for drivers everywhere.
Pete Reyes, the Ford F150 chief engineer, explains that “we wanted to build the toughest, most capable F150” so they “challenged the team to torture the truck harder than any F150 before it.” And when you hear some of what the 2015 Ford F150 has been through, you will understand why they call it “torture testing.” The 2015 Ford F150 has taken trailers through the mountains in 120 degree plus temperatures. It has spent five days on a rack being shaken and twisted every which way to simulate over 225,000 miles of use. In a corrosion bath, the 2015 Ford F150 was driven through salt baths, soaked in high-humidity test chambers, and subjected to an acidified spray specifically designed to corrode the high-strength aluminum alloy body panels – and despite a simulated 10 years of corrosion and exposure, the aluminum held strong and un-degraded.
Ford automakers are quick to discourage drivers from designing their own torture tests – it’s all been done before to the 2015 Ford F150. But you can still put this tough truck through a real world durability test in your day-to-day life. Can’t wait for the 2015 Ford F150 and want the tough and durable 2014 Ford F150? Shelbyville drivers can test drive one today at O’Brien Ford!